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Homemade Strawberry Syrup

October 21, 2021 | Updated August 16, 2022 | Laura

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This easy homemade strawberry syrup is pretty much great on anything! This syrup recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients and tastes so good. I like to drizzle mine over ice cream, pancakes, French toast, and waffles! It's also good inside of homemade cream sodas, milk teas, and cocktails. It's also a great Halloween recipe idea due to its bright red color!

Homemade Strawberry Syrup Recipe

The options are endless for this sweet, fruity, and addicting syrup.

Very few things taste better than fresh strawberry syrup. It's made with fresh fruit and can add sweet strawberry flavor to pretty much anything. It's so much better than the store-bought version!

I'm thinking pancakes, waffles, crepes, french toast, ice cream (as you can see from my pictures). It's also great inside many of drinks such as milk tea, iced tea, cream soda (Italian soda), strawberry milk, strawberry lemonade, and cocktails. Two of my favorite ways to use it in cocktails is in a bubbly strawberry margarita and a sparkling strawberry gin.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to this beautiful strawberry syrup.

This strawberry syrup on ice cream was my recipe for the Carrie-themed movie night! It makes for a great Halloween recipe thanks to its bright red color!

Strawberry Syrup Recipe: Ingredients

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✽ Strawberries: I use fresh strawberries for this recipe, but you could also use thawed frozen strawberries if that's what you have on-hand.

✽ Granulated Sugar: Would it be syrup without a bunch of sugar?? I use white sugar, but you could also use brown sugar as well for more of a molasses flavor.

✽ Vanilla Extract: While not a necessity for this recipe, a very highly recommended one. It's an easy way to add more great flavor! The better vanilla extract you use, the better the taste.

✽ Lemon Juice: The acidity of the lemon helps to cut and balance all that sweetness of the sugar. For more lemon flavor, you could also add the lemon peel to the syrup while it simmers and remove the peel prior to blending.

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Syrup

➊ Hull and slice 8 ounces of strawberries. In a medium saucepan, combine strawberry slices, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Place over medium-high heat until it begins to simmer. Lower heat to maintain a slow simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

βž‹ Remove from heat, and allow to cool for a few minutes. Put into a blender, and puree until smooth. *Be careful when blending hot things! Remove the middle part of the lid when blending so the steam is allowed to escape, cover the blender with a kitchen towel, and never fill your blender more than half-full of hot liquids. After blending, the syrup will become cloudy.

Strawberry Syrup

➌ To get make the syrup clear again and thicken a little more, put back into the saucepan. Cook strawberry syrup over medium-high heat until simmering, and then lower the heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes keeping a close eye on the mixture- you don't want it to boil over!. As the mixture simmers, skim off foam from the top and discard.

➍ Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Let cool at room temperature for 2 hours. The syrup will thicken as it cools.

Keep strawberry syrup in a tightly closed container for up to a week in the fridge. After being in the fridge, it will become a thicker syrup.

What to Eat with Strawberry Fruit Syrup

✽ Like I mentioned earlier, the possibilities are endless. This sweet syrup goes wonderfully on breakfast foods (pancakes, waffles, french toast), ice cream, and mixed into cocktails, cream sodas, and milk teas.

✽ Margarita with Red Wine Floater; If you are here for the Carrie-themed movie night, try this margarita with red wine floater cocktail with your strawberry syrup ice cream. Both recipes are "bloody" just like the Carrie movie making the perfect scary movie night!

Looking for more sweet ideas?

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup Recipe: Questions

✽ How long does strawberry syrup last?

In a tightly sealed container, the strawberry syrup will be good for a week when kept in the fridge. A great way to store it is in a Mason jar with the lid tightly shut.

✽ What if I want strawberry pieces in my syrup?

After the initial 20 minute cooking time, you can mash the strawberries with a fork, back of spoon, or potato masher instead of blending them. This will keep chunks of strawberries in your syrup, and it will have more of a jam-like consistency. It tastes just as great!

✽ Can I use frozen strawberries?

Yes! Just allow the strawberries to thaw before using. If you find that your syrup is a bit on the runny side because of using frozen strawberries, you can simmer the mixture for a little bit longer to thicken it up.

31 Days of Halloween

This perfect strawberry syrup is a part of my 31 Days of Halloween. For each day in October, I come up with a cocktail recipe and snack recipe that perfectly matches a scary movie, Halloween movie, or a fun spooky activity. Check it out for all of your Halloween snack and drinking desires!

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Strawberry Syrup

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Cooling Time: 2 hours | Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 cups

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This easy recipe is pretty much great on anything! This delicious strawberry syrup is made from fresh berries, only calls for a handful of ingredients, and tastes so good. I like to drizzle mine over ice cream, pancakes, French toast, and waffles! It's also good inside of homemade cream sodas, milk teas, and cocktails. It's also a great Halloween recipe idea due to its bright red color!

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

β€’ 8 ounces strawberries, washed, hulled, & sliced
β€’ 3/4 cup sugar
β€’ 1/4 cup water
β€’ 1 tablespoon lemon juice
β€’ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

➊ In a medium saucepan, combine sliced strawberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice. Place over medium-high until it begins to simmer. Lower heat to maintain a slow simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
βž‹ Remove from heat, and let cool for a few minutes. Pour into a blender, and puree until smooth. *Be careful when blending hot liquids. Remove the middle part of the blender lid to allow the steam to escape, cover blender with a kitchen towel, and never fill your blender more than half full of hot liquids.*
➌ Pour mixture back into the saucepan. Place over medium-high until it begins to simmer. Lower heat to maintain a slow simmer, and cook for an additional 10 minutes. *Watch closely so mixture does not boil over.* As the mixture simmers, skim off the foam and discard.
➍ Stir in vanilla extract, and let cool at room temperature for about 2 hours. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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October 21, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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